Trust II

Helping Marilyn Achieve Her Dream to “Get Out of Here”

The best part of my job as Director of The Arc Master Trust is working with our trust beneficiaries to get not only basic necessities, but also the nice extras that we all want in life.  Best of all, sometimes we help people change their lives and achieve their dreams. In October of 2010, I met with…

A Brief Primer on The Arc of Indiana Master Trust II

The Arc of Indiana Master Trust II was established in 1995 in response to legislation passed by the United States Congress in 1993.  (In fact, The Arc’s Trust Director at the time, Alan Kemp, was instrumental in working with staff of The Arc US to craft the legislation). In Indiana, thousands of people have benefited…

Understanding Special Needs Trusts – Medicaid Prohibits Commingling Funds

Last week The Arc received an emergency phone call from a father.  John Dickerson, Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana took the phone call. The father explained that during his son’s annual Medicaid Recertification, the Medicaid caseworker informed dad that he was not allowed to add his son’s work income to the Special Needs…